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Products > Begonia 'Yanonali'
Begonia 'Yanonali' - Yanonali Begonia
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Begoniaceae (Begonias)
Origin: North America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Parentage: (B. mazae x B. carrieae)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Begonia 'Yanonali' (Yanonali Begonia) - A great evergreen rhizomatous begonia that grows to 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide with nearly round leaves that are an olive green color above and red below with prominent yellow veins and older leaves aging to a greenish yellow. Though primarily grown for its foliage, the inch wide pale pinkish white rise up on two-foot long stems in late winter and early spring are also very attractive. Plant in part to full shade in a well-drained and rich amended soil and irrigate regularly to occasionally but allowing soil to dry between watering. This cultivar has proven to be hardy to at least 30 F. Begonia 'Yanonali' is a nice plant for a large container or in a protected spot in a frost free garden. It is classified as a thick stemmed rhizomatous begonia and is a hybrid created by Santa Barbara's phenomenal plantsman Rudy Ziesenhenne by crosing Begonia mazae with Begonia carrieae. Ziesenhenne named his plants after locations in Santa Barbara, such as his Begonia 'Lotusland' and Begonia 'Cachuma', but it is not clear whether this plant was named for Yanonali Street, a street that runs east-west a few blocks back from the ocean or whether it was named for this streets namesake, the Chumash chief Yanonali who was the leader of the larges Chumash village where the Spanish built the Santa Barbara Presidio. Our thanks go out to Mike Flaherty, who long had the wonder Gazebo Plants and Flowers nursery in Montecito, who got us our start of this plant.  Information displayed on this page about  Begonia 'Yanonali' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.